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Enugu State Confirms New Case Of COVID-19

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The Enugu State Government has announced its confirmation of a new case of the .

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi, disclosed this in a statement issued in Enugu.

According to Obi, the new case was detected two weeks after the two former index cases were discharged, explaining that the index case had a travel history.

The confirmed case reportedly traveled out of Enugu on the 28th of March 2020, and returned from Jos, Plateau State two weeks ago on April 14.

The case reportedly developed symptoms on Tuesday April 21, and reported to a frontline healthcare centre in the state on Saturday April 25.

A vigilant healthcare worker operating on a high index of suspicion, contacted the Enugu State Rapid Response Team, and this case was brought in for sample collection on Monday April 27.”

The commissioner said the result returned on the evening of Tuesday, confirming that the case was positive.

He said the patient had been admitted into one of the treatment and isolation centers in the state, while contacts were being identified and line-listed for samples to be taken for testing.

Obi added that the decontamination of the residence of the case would be promptly carried out by the state’s Ministry of Health and commended the brave frontline healthcare workers, who he noted, had continued to professionally discharge their duties.

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